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21/05/2015 | New Thomson Video Shows the Benefits for Wash-Down Applications with Prism Guided Linear Units

05.21.2015, WOOD DALE, IL – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released a new video to showcase the benefits of its prism guided linear units for wash-down applications.

Kyle Thompson, Global Product Line Manager, Systems at Thomson, explains in the video, “The M75 Movopart belt-driven, prism guided linear unit is ideally suited to applications where shock loads, low noise, wash-down or caustic environment requirements are present. Thomson prism guides can work in multiple wash-down applications like food and beverage, packaging and material handling.”

Prism guides offer a cost efficient, smooth and reliable guiding system. Kyle explains, “Both belt-drives and prism guides can help save costs by requiring minimal maintenance.” Thomson prism guides have a unique self-aligning guide system with shaped polymer bushings running directly on the anodized profile surface.

Thomson strives to continually innovate and lead the marketplace in linear motion solutions and also share their application engineering and technical expertise. To that end, Thomson has authored a wide range of educational videos, webinars and technical white papers available now at to inform and guide design engineers, explain technology alternatives and simplify the linear motion component selection process.

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About Thomson

With more than 70 years of motion control innovation and quality, Thomson is the industry’s premier producer of Linear Ball Bushing® Bearings and Profile Rail Bearings, 60 Case® Shafting, ground and rolled Ball Screws, Linear Actuators, Gearheads, Clutches, Brakes, Linear Systems, and related accessories. Thomson invented the Linear Ball Bushing Bearing in 1945, and has set the standard ever since with an unsurpassed set of mechanical motion control solutions serving global commercial and aerospace & defense markets. Thomson Industries, Inc. has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with over 2000 distributor locations around the world.

Thomson Industries, Inc., 1500 Mittel Boulevard, Wood Dale, IL 60191-1073; 1-540-633-3549; 1-540-633-0294 (fax):;

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